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Making the switch to an all natural skincare regime

Making the switch to an entirely natural skincare regimen can seem overwhelming and costly. It doesn’t need to be! Don’t feel like you need to do anything drastic (ie, throwing out every product you own). It really comes down to making informed choices when purchasing. Here are a few tips we suggest: READ LABELS:A large majority of beauty products are formulated with questionable synthetic ingredients. It’s important to read the labels and try to make sense of the ingredients listed to make an informed choice. Ingredients are usually listed by either a proper chemical name (if it’s a chemical) or written in Latin (if it’s a natural ingredient). For example, a paraben may be listed as ‘methylparaben’ and water will...

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DIY facial mask for clearer skin

As you know, we are firm believers in taking a natural approach to skincare. We also believe that some of the best ingredients for your skin can be found hidden in your pantry. With the right combinations and a bit of DIY knowledge you can easily treat skin ailments using raw ingredients straight from the kitchen. Here is one of our favourite at home remedies. This mask recipe acts as both a moisturizer and exfoliate to help reduce inflammation and redness and provide clearer, brighter skin. The two star ingredients in this facial mark are manuka honey and turmeric powder. Manuka Honey- Brimming with skin care properties Manuka Honey is an anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory that has been shown to...

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Endocrine Disrupters- What you need to know

For most of us the quest for long term health begins with our food. Thanks to the emergence of independent natural skincare brands and wonderful organizations such as EWG, we are starting to realize that what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in it. When choosing products one of the biggest offenders can be Endocrine Disrupters.  Endocrine Disrupters are chemicals (both natural and synthetic) that can create problems for our internal endocrine system. When these chemicals are ingested or absorbed through our skin they can mimic hormones in our body and lead to imbalances with our natural hormones. Endocrine Disrupters tend to be most harmful to the reproductive system, sex hormones and the...

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Updating your skincare routine for fall

It doesn’t get much better than a beautiful, sunny autumn day! The cooler temperatures bring cozy sweaters, delicious pumpkin spice lattes and vibrant colour. The change of season is a great time to make tweaks to your skincare routine. No need to completely overhaul your routine (we strongly believe that consistency is key in order to see results), simply switching up a few products to better reflect the season will make a difference. Here are some suggestions to keep your skin looking its best throughout the cooler months. Boost Hydration When the weather begins to cool down, its important to add hydrating products that will seal in moisture. If you are using a light weight moisturizer switch to a moisturizing...

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Oil Spill: The best facial oil for your skin type

It’s no secret that we have a deep love (borderline obsession) for clean beauty products or ‘creams’ as my husband refers to them. If you look closely at the products we offer you will notice that a number of them are oil based. And for good reason! Facial oils have been around for centuries (mainly being used in Egypt as a way to protect skin from scorching dry heat and sand). Nowadays oils are used for deep hydration, anti-aging, cleansing and repair and can provide impressive results. Recently we received a lovely email from a customer asking us if facial oils are best left for a specific skin type. We thought it would be a great opportunity to answer that below.  Facial...

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